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Biochemistry Advising

Welcome to the Biochemistry Office of Student Academic Affairs! This office provides valuable services to both graduate and undergraduate students. The undergraduate advising portion of the office houses the academic advising folders for our over 100 undergraduate students in Biochemistry. In addition, we coordinate in partnership with the MCB Advising Office registration activities for each semester. We email advising information to you and distribute printed information and other handouts about the program, department, and university. If you are a prospective student in Biochemistry, we can meet with you and your parents. We are happy to also make referrals and answer questions. Other resources we provide include course information, a computer for your use when registering, references for graduate institutions, career planning, and summer research opportunities.

If you are a first or second semester freshman, we highly recommend you to meet with your advisor during registration periods and at other times when advice is needed. If you are a sophomore, junior, or senior you may plan your schedule without consulting a biochemistry advisor, but self-advising is not recommended. Advisors are always available by appointment and advising information is emailed to all biochemistry students prior to each registration period.

Biochemistry sophomore, junior, and senior students are assigned a Biochemistry faculty advisor. This provides students with a unique opportunity to interact individually with a faculty member regarding academics, research, off-campus opportunities and post graduation options. All students are strongly encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor at least once a semester. Although juniors and seniors may plan their schedules without consulting a faculty advisor or the Coordinator of Student Academic Affairs (Jeff Goldberg), self-advising is not recommended. Advisors are always available by appointment, and registration information is emailed to all biochemistry students for registration periods.

Advising Appointment System

In order to better serve you, the Biochemistry Office of Student Academic Affairs appointments must be scheduled in advance. Please email or call the Coordinator of Student Academic Affairs to make an appointment.

Contact Information

Jeff Goldberg, Advisor and Senior Coordinator of Student and Academic Affairs
Biochemistry Office of Student Academic Affairs
419A Roger Adams Laboratory
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
600 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-3149 Fax: (217) 333-8920
E-mail: biocug@mcb.uiuc.edu
Hours: Mon—Fri. 8:30-noon and 1-5 p.m.